Key NCAAF Games – 10/11/08

There aren’t too many big-time games this week, but the ones that are this weekend are huge, starting with the Red River Shootout at noon on Saturday.

Clemson at (21)Wake Forest
I’ve learned a pretty good lesson about picking Clemson games against decent competition. Don’t. So I’ll take Wake Forest in a matchup of ACC ballclubs. Wake Forest 27, Clemson 24

(1)Oklahoma at (5)Texas
Oh boy! This is going to be a game to wake up to Saturday afternoon. High scoring offenses meet up at a neutral site. Whoever loses this game is going to drop in national polls, but not mine. Colt McCoy looks like a much different player this year than last, although I think the lack of a game-changing back will give OU a slight edge. But I am watching this game. Oklahoma 42, Texas 37

(17)Oklahoma State at (3)Missouri
Hopefully, OSU learns from Nebraska’s mistakes and no one spits on Superman’s cape number 10 jersey. Oklahoma State’s offense is really good, but Missouri’s has reached elite status. An improving defense and the home game swing this one to Missouri. Missouri 49, Oklahoma 28

(4)LSU at (11)Florida
The fact that an SEC matchup of two top-11 teams is pushed aside in favor of a pair of Big 12 games speaks volumes to the direction of the Big 12. But this game is still going to be great. I won’t be watching it as it’s the same time as the Missouri/OSU game, and if Percy Harvin’s playing with a bum ankle, I think I like LSU. LSU 30, Florida 28

Tennessee at (10)Georgia
Knowshon Moreno says he’ll be back, and I’m sure he’s still stinging (both his elbow and ego) from the boom that Bama laid on them two weeks ago. Tennessee isn’t the Volunteers of the late 90s, and Moreno, along with Matthew Stafford should have a big game against Fulmer’s club. UGA 41, Tennessee 17

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How I did last week: 6-0
On the season: 11-1

Predicted: Alabama 28, Kentucky 14
Actual Score: Alabama 17, Kentucky 14

Predicted: Missouri 40, Nebraska 21
Actual Score: Missouri 52, Nebraska 17

Predicted: Texas 40, Colorado 20
Actual Score: Texas 38, Colorado 14

Predicted: Vanderbilt 24, Auburn 13
Actual Score: Vanderbilt 14, Auburn 13

Predicted: Ohio State 27, Wisconsin 21
Actual Score: Ohio State 20, Wisconsin 17

Predicted: Florida State 22, Miami 18
Actual Score: Florida State 41, Miami 39


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